## LaTeX forum ⇒ BibTeX, biblatex and biber ⇒ author's last name first

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jaisley
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### author's last name first

Hi, I'm trying to get the citation below to output the authors as Tamura, K and Nei, M but it comes out as K Tamura and M Nei? I'm using plain bibliography style.

`@ARTICLE{tamura,   author =       {Tamura, K and Nei, M},   title =        {Estimation of the number ofnucleotide substitutions in the control region of mitochondrialDNA in humans and chimpanzees},   journal =      {Mol. Biol. Evol.},   year =         {1993},   volume =       {10},    pages =       "512-526",}`

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kaiserkarl13
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If you want the bibliography to have a different style, use a different bibliographystyle command; the achemso style, for example, has authors' names as Last, F. M.; Last2, F. M. (etc.).

If you want a style that isn't in one of the .bst files you find either installed by default or from various sources on the Web, I recommend running "latex makebst" and providing the information it asks for.

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I have a related question: In my bibliography the first author get's referenced as Surname, Forename and all others as Forename Surname. Is there any reason for that and what is the common standard?

Edit:

Currently I use the packages
`\usepackage[nottoc,numbib]{tocbibind}\usepackage{babelbib} %with \bibliographystyle{babunsrt} .`

Johannes_B
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Yes, this is common standard.

Using modern package biblatex slight modifications like swapping names is fairly easy.
Annoyinly hard with the old system using bst-files.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Thanks!